One of these days, folks are going to stop forgetting about Peyton Manning. Coming back from four neck surgeries, no one thought Manning’s Denver Broncos would do what they did in 2012 and absolutely no one thought No. 18 would put on the historical show he did on opening night against the Ravens.
In a 49-27 blowout, Manning became just the second player in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns without tossing an interception. He’s also the first player to throw for at least six touchdowns in a game three different times. He’s only the third quarterback to ever throw for four touchdowns against the Ravens in a regular season game and his 46 standard fantasy points are the second-most ever by a quarterback.
Think that’s not impressive enough? He did it without Von Miller and Champ Bailey to carry the load on defense. To say Manning more than compensated for their absences is a drastic understatement and it should shut the doubters up who don’t think the Broncos can win it all this year. We picked Denver to top the San Francisco 49ers in this year’s Super Bowl and the Broncos are definitely off to a great start.